This is a reminder for members wishing to attend the club Christmas Dinner on 3rd December that in order to secure the booking, a deposit of £10 per person should be paid by Wednesday 25th September (either by cheque made out to Pitbauchlie House Hotel or cash please).
See post from 10th September for full details.
The Club Christmas Dinner will be held again this year in the Pitbauchlie House Hotel, Dunfermline on Tuesday 3rd December, (6.30pm for 7.00pm). Club members, together with spouse / partner, are welcome at a cost of £26.00 per person. Will all members wishing to attend, please add names to the list posted on the club Notice Board or alternatively give confirmation to either Nancy Aitken (Social Secretary) or the Club Secretary, Mike Sutherland-Brown. In order to secure the booking, a deposit of £10 per person should be paid by Wednesday 25th September (either cheque, made out to Pitbauchlie House Hotel or cash please), with the final balance payable by 20th November at the latest. You can navigate to view the Menu by clicking on the Pitbauchlie House Hotel link highlighted above. It’s the “Festive Dinner” option.
Additionally, if anyone has any special dietary requirements which need be catered for, please make these known when making your reservation.”
Congratulations to Tony Felton who was elected Dunfermline Art Club President at the clubs Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th August. Tony succeeds Alan Booth who has stood down as President after three years in the position. Our sincere thanks go to Alan for his excellent contribution and service to the club during this period. Please also see the “Committee” tab on the website for other committee changes which saw the retrials also of George Aitken, Austen Clark and David Jones. Sincere thanks to all for their work over the years. The changes become effective immediately.
September has almost arrived when the new season’s membership fees fall due. The annual subscription for 2019-20 will be £40 (an increase of £5 from previous years). This becomes payable as from Sunday 1st September 2019.
We feel sure you will agree that the membership fee provides extremely good value. As well as 50 weeks’ of Club meetings in a very sociable environment, members also have the opportunity to exhibit work in the Clubs Gallery in Unit 22 of the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, and have their work featured in two major exhibitions and other events throughout year.
Payment of fees may be by cash or personal cheque made payable to Dunfermline Art Club. Committee Members will be on hand at the club to receive and record payment and issue your new membership card. A facility to make payment directly to the clubs account via bank transfer is also available if preferred. Details available from the Treasurer.
ITEM 1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
ITEM 2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS AGM
ITEM 3. MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
ITEM 4. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
ITEM 5. SECRETARY’S REPORT
ITEM 6. TREASURER’S REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET
ITEM 7. GALLERY CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 8. WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 9. EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 10. PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 11. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
ITEM 12. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ITEM 13. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION The Committee is recommending an increase of the annual subscription from the current £35 per annum to £40
ITEM 14. CHANGE TO CLUB CONSTITUTION Proposed: Para 56: change from ‘The signatures of two out of four signatories appointed to the management committee…’ to ‘The signatures of two out of five signatories…..’ Paragraph 60: change from ‘The Club has delegated authority to the Treasurer to spend up to £100 without referral to the management committee for approval’ to ‘………. £200 ……’
ITEM 15. WINTER EXHIBITION MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER TO SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019
ITEM 16. ANY OTHER PERTINENT BUSINESS
ITEM 17. DATE OF NEXT AGM …… PROPOSED TUESDAY 25th AUGUST 2020
Discussions have been taking place between club representatives and Dunfermline Ambulance Station to allow the display of around twenty members paintings on a permanent / rotation basis at the new Ambulance Station premises in Dunfermline. These paintings will be available for sale. Working arrangements for this venture are yet to be finalised but will be along the following lines:
There would be a catalogue of pictures that were being hung kept in the Station office with prices of pictures and how to pay. The 20% commission on each picture sold will go to a charity – the Scottish Air Ambulance Service was suggested.
There is room for about 20 paintings depending on size, using the mess room (11 paintings), the corridor to the conference room (3 or 4 pictures) and the long corridor (6 to 8 pictures). The arrangement for entering pictures will be similar to that used for the Townhill open day exhibition. A notice for members to enter their pictures will appear on the Exhibitions notice board later this month. To help with planning the hanging, members will be asked to provide external dimensions in centimetres on the application form. It is proposed that the first 20 pictures on the entry notice will be hung and reserves, to be held at home, will be used to replace any pictures sold. The usual standards for framing etc. will apply. The exhibition is for original works only i.e. no prints will be acceptable. Labelling will have to be attached to each picture and not on the walls. (Details to follow later.) The source of pictures, i.e. Dunfermline Art Club, will be declared on a notice/notices in the Station with a reference to the fact that pictures are for sale.
The Station management will be told beforehand how many pictures to expect. Members will be responsible for taking their own pictures to the Ambulance Station. This will probably occur between, say, 3 pm and 7pm on one day early in the week commencing 1st April 2019. (Details to follow later.) Members will need to be told how and when to deliver. Pictures will be changed 2 or 3 times a year.
For a fixed fee of £20, the featured artist will have full use of a reserved area to display as many of their paintings as they wish for a period of one calendar month. The featured artist may change their display during the month and can replace any paintings which may be sold. It is suggested that a brief biography and recent photograph be supplied to complement the display. The usual Gallery commission fees will apply.
Any members who are interested in taking advantage of this facility can add their name to the list posted in the club studio to reserve their slot. Gallery staff will be happy to provide further details if required.